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Suleiman Kerimov -
Super yacht Ice is owned by Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov. Kerimov is one of the richest Russians and an active philanthropist.
SuperYachtFan received the information that Thomas Leclercq is the owner of the yacht Idol. Mr. Leclercq's family are shareholders of the Decathlon Group, a major French sporting goods chain store. Decathlon was founded by Michel Leclercq in 1976 and is currently one of the worlds largest sport equipment retail chains. The net worth of Michel Leclercq is estimated at USD 2.6 billion. We were contacted by someone claiming to represent the Leclercq family, stating that the family does not own the yacht.
I Dynasty -
I Dynasty -
Alijan Ibragimov -
Eurasian Resources Group -
Frank P. Lowy -
Shopping centers -
Frank Lowy is the owner of the yacht Ilona. Lowy is an Australian businessman. In 1953 he founded the Westfield Group, one of the biggest retail property groups, together with John Saunders. Westfield is operator of 124 shopping centers in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Great Britain. Westfield Group was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1960. Frank Lowy has appeared on Australia’s top 200 rich list since 1983. In 2010 he was Australia’s richest person. Lowy’s yacht Ilona was named after his mother. Frank Lowy is chairman of the Football Federation of Australia. Lowy’s net worth is estimated at US$ 4.1 billion, which makes him the 5th richest Australian. Lowy’s yacht Ilona is one of the largest yachts built by the famous Dutch Amels yard. The yacht was originally delivered with an ingenious helicopter hangar on the aft deck. The helicopter landed on the aft deck and than disappeared in an fully automated process into the below deck hangar. In a 2012 refit at the Amels yard, the helicopter hangar was removed and turned into a large pool. A new heli deck was added. Frank Lowy has three sons: Peter, Steven and David. One of the three owns the new Alloy yacht Hey Jude.
Il Sole -
Michael Hirtenstein -
Michael Hirtenstein is the owner of the yacht Il Sole. Hirstenstein is the founder of Westcom, a telecommunications company that provides network services to the financial industry. Hirtenstein sold Westcom in 2005 to One Equity Partners for USD 270 million. With the proceeds he started investing in New York real estate. Here you find an article about some of his properties. In 2010 he acquired the yacht Candyscape from Christian Candy, founder of Candy and Candy. The yacht had been on the market for a few years with an asking price of USD 17 million, as Christian Candy was awaiting delivery of his new yacht. Hirstenstein bought the yacht in an ‘as is’ deal for EUR 4,5 million (USD 6 million). However immediately after delivery,one of the engines suffered a major failure. This was the start of some legal procedures, read the full text here. In the end he kept the yacht, renamed Il Sole, and sent her for a full refit to Rybovich in Florida. The yacht Il Sole is now available for charter.
Hank Freid -
New York real estate, Impulsive group -
Hank Freid is the owner of the yachts Impulsive and Impulsive Too. Freid founded the Impulsive Group in 1996. The Impulsive group is active in New York real estate development, and owns several luxury Manhattan hotels. The company of Hank Freid owns the yacht Impulsive and has her available for charter. The Impulsive group currently owns four hotels including the Marrakech Hotel and the Sanctuary Hotel and a residential building. Freid is an active philanthropist.
Built as Man of Steel for Barry Zekelman -
Atlas Tube / JMC -
Barry Zekelman and his brothers inherited the company Atlas Tube when his father died in 1986. Atlas Tube grew to be the largest structural steel tubing producer in North America. In 20 years time the turnover grew from USD 2 million to USD 1.2 billion. In 2006 Zekelman and his brothers sold a majority stake in Atlas Tube to the Carlyle group for USD 1,5 billion. After this transaction Atlas Tube merged with JMC Steel Group. In 2011 Barry Zekelman and his brothers acquired all shares in JMC steel group. Currently he is executive chairman of the group. Before owning the 50 meter Heesen yacht Man of Steel, which he sold in 2010, Zekelman owned a smaller 37 meter yacht with the same name. The 37 meter yacht was sold to peanut tycoon Dikran Izmirlian and is now named Totally Nuts.
Indian Empress -
Vijay Mallya -
United Breweries Group / Kingfisher -
Indigo Star -
Robert Geiss -
Uncle Sam -
Robert and Carmen Geiss are the owners of the yacht Indigo Star. Robert Geiss is the founder of Robert Geissini.
Andrea Recordati -
Andrea Recordati –together with his family-
And not Jonathan Nelson -
Providence Equity Partners -
SuperYachtFan was informed that billionaire Jonathan Nelson is the owner of the yacht Infinity. We are not 100% sure.. And in November 2016 we received a message of a representative of Mr. Nelson, who strongly denied Mr. Nelson’s involvement in the yacht Infinity. So if you have information about Infinity’s owner, please do send us a message. Jonathan Nelson is the founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners. Providence is the world’s leading global private equity firm specializing in investments in the media, communications, education and information industries. The firm manages assets worth $40 billion. Investments and transactions include The AutoTraderGroup (AutoTrader Group is the largest digital automotive marketplace and a leading provider of marketing and software solutions to U.S. automotive dealers), ProSiebenSat.1 (Providence acquired ProSieben, the largest private television network in Germany, in 2003 and sold the company in 2007) and Warner Music Group. Jonathan Nelson has a net worth of USD 2 billion. He has committed to the Giving Pledge, dedicating most of his wealth to philanthropy. The yacht infinity was built by Oceanco in the Netherlands and was delivered in 2015. The owner of Infinity also owns the Damen support yacht Intrepid. Intreprid is a 69 meter motor yacht delivered in 2016. The yacht carries oys, tenders and accommodates crew for her mothership Infinity.
Howard Meyers -
Howard M. Meyers is the owner of superyacht Ingot. Mr. Meyers is Chairman and CEO of Quexco Incorporated. Quexco operates 17 non-
Marco Vögele -
Vogele Mode -
Marco Vögele is the owner of the sail yacht Inoui. The Swiss Vögele family are the founders of the European textile retail company Vögele Mode. In 1995 founder Charles Vögele retired from the company, his sons Marco Vogele and Carlo Vogele taking over management. In 1997 the Vögele family sold the majority of its shares to Schroder Ventures for reportedly more than USD 900 million. Before owning the yacht Inoui, Vogele owned the Huisman built Gliss and the Jongert built sailing yacht Vivid.
Intuition II -
Patrick E Malloy -
Goodrich Petroleum -
James Gabbert -
Radio Broadcasting -
James Gabbert is the owner of the Codecasa superyacht Invader. James Gabbert is a US radio and television entrepreneur, known for owning KOFY-
Rick Caruso -
Caruso Affiliated -
Rick Caruso is the owner of the yacht Invictus. Rick Caruso is CEO of Caruso Affiliated. Rick Caruso is the son of Henry Carsuso. Henry Caruso founded Dollar Rent a Car in 1966. Dollar Rent a Car was (and still is) a successful car rental company. Dollar Rent a Car was sold in 1990 to Chrysler, for approx. USD 80 million. Caruso Affiliated is one of the largest, privately held real estate companies, specialized in high end retail complexes in Southern California. Famous developments include The Grove and 8500 Burton Way. Some say Caruso is billionaire with a USD 1.8 billion net worth.
Philippe and Anne Gudin -
Institut Le Rosey -
Philippe and Anne Gudin are the owners of the sailing yacht Ipharra. Philippe and Anne Gudin are the fourth generation owners of the Swiss private boarding school Le Rosey. Le Rosey is considered to be on of the most expensive boarding schools in the world, with a yearly tuition of more than USD 100.000. The school was founded in 1880 by Paul Carnal. Students enjoy a bilingual (French and English) and bicultural education in an exclusive summer campus on Lake Geneva and a winter campus in Gstaad. The school educates some of the best-
Iroquois (sold now named Herculina) -
John William Henry II net worth USD 1,5 billion -
Asset Management: John W Henry & Company -
Billionaire John Henry was the owner of the yacht Iroquois, until 2013 when he sold her to Dutch millionaire Eric Heerema. John William Henry II is the founder of John W. Henry & Company (JWH). He is owner of Liverpool F.C and the Boston Red Sox. John W. Henry & Company, Inc is a futures and foreign exchange trading advisor. Henry began speculating in commodities in 1981, when he developed a highly effective trading formula. Henry’s yacht Iroquois was named after a client who left Henry for a rival advisor, after he lost 10 percent of this clients' money in 1985. This fund and the rival advisor went bankrupt. The net worth of John Henry is estimated at USD 1.5 billion. In 2011 John had an accident on his yacht, slipping down the stairs and injuring his neck. In 2013 the yacht was sold to Dutch investor Eric Heerema, she is now named Herculina.
Is a Rose -
Isabella Seragnoli -
Coesia Groep -
Isabella Serganoli is the owner of two sailing yachts: the Perini Navi Is a Rose and the Walli sailing yacht Esense. Isabelle Serganoli is the President and shareholder of the Coesia Group. Read more about Isabella Seragnoli at her yacht Esense. The Perini Navi yacht Is a Rose is a twin screw ketch, she is the fourth yacht in Perini’s 50 meter series. She can accommodate 8 guests in 4 staterooms, including a large owners suite. She has a crew of eight. Is a Rose can reach a top speed of 15.8 knots and has a range under power of 3.400 nm.
Issham Al Baher -
Niarchos family (sold her later to Latsis, gift to Saudi Arabia) net worth USD 2.0 billion -
Niarchos Ltd, art collection -
Stavros Niarchos was a Greek shipping tycoon. In the fifties Niarchos founded Niarchos Ltd. The company was the first to build supertankers for the transport of large quantities of oil. At a certain point Niarchos owned more than 80 tankers. Niarchos became a billionaire after the Suez Canal crisis increased demand for the large tonnage ships that Niarchos owned. Following Stavros Niarchos death in 1996, his family established the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is philanthropic organization, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. Issham al Baher was the first yacht in a series of three that Niarchos ordered. Superyacht Issham al Baher was sold to Latsis, who gave her to the royal family of Saudi Arabia. Atlantis II was the second, which Niarchos kept as private yacht. There was a third hull, but she was never finished as Niarchos died.
Nerio Allesandri -
Nerio Allesandri is the owner of the yacht Istranka. Allesandri is the founder of Technogym, the world’s leading manufacturer of gym equipment. Technogym was founded in 1983. Nowadays Technogym has more than 2,000 employees and realizes a turnover of more than USD 400 million a year Technogym has been the official supplier of many Summer Olympic Games.Allesandri also owns a large stake in Starpool and he is a director at the French Italian fashion brand Moncler. Allesandri’s yacht Istranka was the presidential yacht of Marshal Tito, the 1st President of Yugoslavia. Istranka is available for charter.
Past owner: Steve Wynn -
Wynn Resorts -
Super yacht Jaguar has been owned by Steve Wynn, who named the yacht Allegro. Steve Wynn is a US casino entrepreneur. Wynn is Chairman of the Board at Wynn Resorts, Wynn Resorts has developed the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino and Wynn Macau a casino resort in Macau. Steve Wynn inherited his fathers string of bingo parlors in eastern United States..In the early seventies he also owned a wine and liquor importing company. He used the profits to invest in a small stake for the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and later also acquired the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Wynn renovated and turned the Golden Nugget from a gambling hall into a resort hotel and casino. He was very successful and even attracted a new kind of premium clientele to Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts is now a publicly traded corporation realizing sales of USD 1.5 billion with 8,800 employees. Forbes estimates the net worth of Steve Wynn at USD 2.8 billion. Steve Wynn sold his super yacht Allegro in 2009.
Mehmet Sepil -
Genel Energy -
Mehmet Sepil is the owner of the yacht Jasmin, which he bought from Murat Vargi. Sepil is the founder of Genel Energy. Genel Energy is an oil company with exploration and production operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. After a USD 2.4 billion take-
Jazz Jr. -
Mehmet Karabeyoglu -
Mehmet Karabeyoglu is one of the owners of the Proteksan Turquoise yard in Turkey. Proteksan Turquoise builds all aluminum or aluminum/steel yachts and has a reputation that attracts high-
Richard Kayne -
Kayne Capital Advisors -
Superyacht JeMaSa (now named Hadia) was owned by US investor Richard Kayne, chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. He still owns the yacht Suri.
Joy Me – motor yacht – 49.9 m (164ft) – Philip Zepter Yachts – 2011
Philip Zepter – net worth USD 5 billion – Monaco
Zepter Group -
Philip Zepter is the owner of the yacht Joy Me. Zepter is the founder of the Zepter Group, which produces, sells and distributes exclusive, high-
Just J’s -
Just J’s -
Jay Schottenstein -
SB Capital Group -
Jay Schottenstein is the owner of the yacht Just J’s. Schottenstein is Chairman of the SB Capital Group and its subsidiaries such as Schottenstein Stores Corporation, American Eagle Outfitters, DSW Inc. and he is CEO of American Signature Furniture and Value City Furniture. Jay Schottenstein is the son of Jerome Schottenstein, founder of Schottenstein Stores Corporation. The Schottenstein family is active -
Oleksandr Yaroslavsky -
Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is the owner of the motor yacht Kaiser. Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is co-
Kauris III -
Marco Tronchetti Provera -
Marco Tronchetti Provera is the owner of the Wally sailing yacht Kauris III. Marco Tronchetti Provera is the CEO and Chairman of the Pirelli Group. Pirelli is one of the world’s largest tire makers with 20 factories around the world. In 2013 Pirelli realized sales of EUR 6.1 billion (US$ 8.2 billion) and a net profit of EUR 306 million (US$ 416 million). The group has 38,000 employees and is active in 160 countries around the world. The Pirelli Group is worldwide famous for its annual Pirelli Calendar, which is distributed only to a selected group of important customers and celebs. Marco Tronchetti Provera owns approx. 10 percent of the shares in Pirelli, as he holds 39% of the shares in Gruppo Camfin, which in its turn holds 26% of the shares in Pirelli Group. Mr. Tronchetti Provera’s 48 million shares are worth around EUR 600 million or USD 800 million (May 2014). His yacht Kauris III was built by Wally Yachts in 2002. Sailing yacht Kauris III has participated in several regatta’s, including the Pirelli Regatta.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani -
Emir of Qatar -
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the Emir of the State of Qatar. His son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-
Kelly Sea -
Robert E Schmidt -
real estate -
Robert E. Schmidt is the founder of Boulder Venture. Boulder Venture was originally a custom home building company, but entered commercial development in the seventies. Since 1992 the company developed over USD 700 million in real estate. Robert Schmidt’s Westport yacht Kelly Sea is named after his wife Kelly Schmidt.
Keri Lee III -
Trevor Lee -
Australian Country Choice -
Keri Lee was built as Katharine for Lee Reuben Anderson. Lee Anderson is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the owner and chairman of the Minnesota-
Alexander Mamut -
SUP Media -
Kimberly II -
Spiros Metaxas -
Luxury yacht Kimberly II was built for Spiros Metaxas. Spiros Metaxas inherited the famous Greek Metaxa liquor brand. Metaxa is a blend of brandy, spices, and wine, exported to over 60 countries. Metaxa is the only Greek industry that survived both World Wars. Metaxa has won several gold medals in international spirit competitions, showcased in many of its bottles. In 1989 Metaxa was acquired by the British drinks group Grand Metropolitan (now called Diageo) and was later sold to the Remy Cointreau group.
Kingdom 5KR -
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud -
Kingdom Holding Company -
Shahid Khan -
Norman Braman -
Car dealership -
Norman Braman is the owner of the yacht Kisses. Braman founded Braman Enterprises. The company owns 23 car dealerships in Florida and Colorado, selling brands as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Porsche and Rolls-
Kiss the Sky -
Sidney Kimmel -
There are some unconfirmed rumors that Mr. Sidney Kimmel is the owner of the yacht Kiss the Sky. Mr. Kimmel is the founder of the Jones Apparel Group and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. The Jones Group Inc. is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands in apparel, footwear, jeans wear, jewelry and handbags.The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jessica Simpson, Givenchy and many other brands. The group operates around 800 retail stores and another 400 outlet stores. In 2012 the group realized USD 3.8 billion in sales. Over the last years Mr. Kimmel sold al his shares in the Jones Group, including 1 million shares early 2014. Mr. Kimmel founded Sidney Kimmel Entertainment in 2004, the production company released several successful movies including Death at a Funeral and MoneyBall (with Brad Pitt). Sidney Kimmel is an active philanthropist, he is namesake behind the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, The Kimmel Cancer Research Center, and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is known to be one of the biggest names in the cancer cure support, donating several hundred million dollars. Mr. Kimmel has an estimated net worth of USD 1.3 billion.
Mansour Ojjeh -
TAG Group (Holdings) SA -
Al Juffali family -
Al Juffali Group -
Max Rutherston -
Rutherston Japanese Art -
Japanese art dealer Max Rutherston is the owner of the expedition yacht Koi. Rutherstone is a London based art dealer specialized in netsuke. Netsuke are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-
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